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Salem in Salem County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Friends Burial Ground

A.D. 1676

 
 
Friends Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
1. Friends Burial Ground Marker
Inscription.  This oak tree, a survivor of the original forest, was standing here when Salem was founded by John Fenwick in 1675. It is eighty-eight feet high and its foliage covers one-quarter of an acre.
“This tablet was erected on October 10th, 1925, by the New Jersey Society of Pennsylvania on the quarter millennial anniversary of the founding of Salem.”
 
Erected 1925 by New Jersey Society of Pennsylvania.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraNatural Features. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1968.
 
Location. 39° 34.375′ N, 75° 28.223′ W. Marker is in Salem, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker is at the intersection of W Broadway (New Jersey Route 49) and Oak Street, on the right when traveling west on W Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salem NJ 08079, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Esther “Hetty” Saunders (here, next to this marker); Salem Oak Tree (a few steps from this marker); Broadway United Methodist Church
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(within shouting distance of this marker); 117 West Broadway (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Sinnickson House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salem Post Office (about 400 feet away); Salem Municipal Court (about 400 feet away); 141 West Broadway (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
Marker in Salem image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
2. Marker in Salem
Salem Oak Tree image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
3. Salem Oak Tree
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 922 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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